Lithgow City Council saving energy with solar power

Author: Centroc User
Date: April 3, 2014
Category: Alliances & Collaborations, Energy, Grants & Funding, Member Councils

As part of a regional push to conserve energy and of course save ratepayers’ money, Lithgow Council has completed the replacement of the gas powered pool heater with a solar collector and the replacement of lighting in Councils Administration Building with LED efficient lights.

“This initiative is part of the successful Australian Government Community Energy Efficiency Program rolling out in the Centroc region” said Mayor of Lithgow, Maree Statham.

“As part of the program Centroc Councils are installing energy efficiency measures that will save both money and energy. Councils will then set the monies that they save on electricity bills aside in the revolving energy cost savings fund and plough them back into energy saving initiatives that will save even more energy and money.”

“The initiative is being co-ordinated by Centroc staff who will be measuring Council’s energy use and providing advice on how much energy and money Lithgow City Council saves as part of the program” said Mayor Statham.

 “We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism and other Centroc councils on these great initiatives,” concluded Clr Statham.


Lithgow City Council Pool Complex

Lithgow City Council Pool Complex

This project was completed in December 2012 and the energy savings are currently being calculated. Check back soon to see how much Lithgow City Council has saved on their energy consumption.

This activity received funding from the Australian Government as part of the Community Energy Efficiency Program.

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